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Leak discovered in Druzhba oil pipeline in the corn field

A leak was discovered in the Druzhba pipeline, through which oil passes from Russia to Europe, in Poland.

The cause of the leak in the Druzhba pipeline is currently being investigated. So far there is no indication of the cause of the failure. “All hypotheses are possible,” the spokesman for the coordinator of the intelligence services, Stanislav Zarin, wrote on Twitter.

According to a report by the Interfax news agency, the Polish operator PERN has informed the Russian state pipeline operator Transneft of a leak in the oil pipeline. He did not say how long the repair would take. Transneft continues to pump oil towards Poland.

The firefighting team takes care of the oil spill in the cornfield, before the farmer plows the field

Photo: KACPER PEMPEL / REUTERS

The leak was reported late Tuesday evening on one of the strands of the western part of the line about 70 kilometers from the city of Blok in central Poland. This is the main line through which crude oil flows to Germany. A spokeswoman for the local professional fire brigade told the Palestinian News Agency that the leak occurred in the village of Lanya.

According to the Polish newspaper “Fakt”, a pond of about 1,000 square meters was created in a cornfield. According to the services, the leak will definitely lead to environmental damage.

Map: Leak discovered in Druzhba oil pipeline - Diagram

“The pumps were shut down immediately. The other line of the oil pipeline is still working,” the operator said in a statement. This also applies to the rest of the network.

The Druzhba (Friendship) pipeline is one of the largest in the world and supplies Russian oil to several countries in Central Europe. It also supplies Schwedt filter.

The Druzhba (“Friendship”) pipeline was built in Soviet times and is one of the largest in the world in terms of capacity and length. It belongs to the Russian pipeline monopoly Transneft.

It begins in central Russia and connects the oil fields of Western Siberia to refineries in Europe. This also includes the East German refinery Schwedt, most of which is owned by Russian owner Rosneft. However, Germany took control of it via tutelage and will not use Russian oil again from the end of the year.

The pipeline can transport more than two million barrels (159 liters per barrel) per day. In the context of the Western conflict with Russia over the Ukrainian invasion, it has not been fully used in recent months.

The pipeline is divided in Belarus, and the largest northern arm passes through Poland to Germany. The southern arm leads to Slovakia, Hungary and the Czech Republic. Part of the oil remains in Belarus.

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